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Old 03-24-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
BobNutfield
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Manual GRUB configuration for FC5


Hi Everybody,

Having a little trouble manually editing my GRUB config file to boot FC5 x86 64. The installation went ok and I did not do an upgrade but a fresh install on a new partition (sda4). I did not do a GRUB update so that I could manually enter the boot information. My entry is this:

title Fedora Core 5
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1_FC5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.15-1_FC5.img

I get the error: Cannot mount selected partition (on one occassion)
File not found (on another occasion)

I feel certain that I have just entered the wrong information in GRUB. Can anyone help me with the correct GRUB entry to boot FC5 x86_64, or possibly point me in the right direction on the boot disk to find this information?

Many thanks for your help

Bob
 
Old 03-24-2006, 10:42 PM   #2
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If it's the 4th partition on the first drive, shouldn't that be (hd0,3)?
 
Old 03-25-2006, 01:53 AM   #3
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Thank you for that. You are right, such a silly mistake. I made the changes and still get "file not found", but I am sure it is because I am not refering to the kernel correctly. Do you know if "2.6.15-1" is an ample description, or should it be "2.6.15-1.x86_64"?

Many thanks for your reply,

Bob
 
Old 03-25-2006, 07:42 AM   #4
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At the risk of stating the obvious, it should be whatever the name of the kernel image in your boot directory is (as far as I know, it needs to be exactly the same)! If you're not sure of the name, you could try booting Knoppix and reading the filename directly. Make a note of the name, then reboot and pass it to grub.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 11:18 PM   #5
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Chainloading is much easier, and you don't have to edit grub whenever you update your kernel. Brilliantly explained at:
* http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/blog/saikee
* A grub menu booting 100+ systems of Dos, Windows, Linux, BSD and Solaris: http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143973
* Just booting tips: http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144294
* Saikee's grub booting tips: http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showt...905#post837905
 
Old 03-28-2006, 01:56 AM   #6
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Hi and thank you for your reply. I solved the problem (with the kind help of the members of this forum) by getting the correct entry into the GRUB config file. I had heard of the chainloading method before and did briefly consider it. However, it appears that this setup must be completed BEFORE the systems are installed and I already had two flavors of Linux and WinXP installed. Also, in studying the instructions, in seems quite complicated (for a dummy like me, at least) when simply adding one (the correct one) entry into the existing GRUB file would basically achieve the same thing. It is very interesting, though, and I intend to study the instructions much more indepth and possibly attempt it in the future.

Thank you again for your reply,

Bob
 
  


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